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Volt Power Safety Specialist in Dallas, Texas

Safety Specialist

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Title:Safety Specialist

ID:1738

Work Location:Dallas, TX

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Description

Volt Power, LLC, is a member of the Artera Services family of Companies, and a leading provider of construction and maintenance services for electric transmission and distribution lines throughout the Southwest, Central South, Midwest, and Eastern United States. With a continued focus on our Mission Statement, Volt Power, LLC continues our journey of being the preferred Utility Service Company for our customers. We offer excellent compensation and industry-leading benefits such as health, dental and vision, life insurance, STD and LTD eligible to start on DAY ONE. Eligibility for Company matching 401K benefit after 3 months of employment.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the direct guidance and support of the Regional Safety Manager and as a member of the Division Safety Department, the Safety Specialist(s) are responsible for:

  • Supporting VPs, Superintendents, GFs, Foreman and workers in achieving all HSE objectives and in the implementation and improvement of Division H&S policies and procedures.

  • Evaluating the need for and develop site-specific policies or procedures.

  • Facilitating and/or participating in project or shutdown/outage/storm safety planning meetings and develop or review the safety plan(s).

  • Performing observations of each assigned crew once a month and supporting Operations in the closing of observations corrective actions in accordance with Division Safety requirements.

  • Providing technical and regulatory support as needed, including participation in regulatory visits or inspections.

  • Managing the site’s Substance Abuse and Fit-for-Duty programs.

  • Collecting, maintaining, and reporting information on the site H&S performance and program activities.

  • Ensuring or coordinating immediate response/reporting of all near misses, incidents, and emergencies.

  • Report all serious injuries immediately to Workers’ Compensation and ensure the use of Division case management and reporting procedure and forms.

  • Leading the investigation of incidents in accordance with Division policies and procedures.

  • Documenting and tracking corrective actions and findings, supporting their closure.

  • Leading/Coaching in the recognition/reward of employees’ safe performance, the behavioral safety observation program, safety awards and celebrations.

  • Ensuring that all Division employees complete all training required by OSHA, the customer and The Division Companies, and ensure proper documentation.

  • Coordinating with Customer Representatives to ensure that Safety Division meets or exceeds all client HSE expectations.

  • Coordinating with Division Safety and Human Resources to hire, train, direct, and coach one or more HSE technicians, if applicable.

  • Maintaining and improving HSE knowledge, skills, and abilities. Network with peers.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of OSHA standards for construction and general industry, as well as utility industry and associations’ standards, and best practices (required).

  • Ability to observe field conditions, operations, and tasks and recognize hazards, while applying the appropriate best practices to recommend HSE improvements or implement requirements.

  • Ability to use and interpret the readings of a variety of safety and health instruments and equipment.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing at all levels of the organization and present to groups (required).

  • Skilled in techniques of supervision and coaching.

  • Ability to deliver under pressure in a fast-paced environment (required).

  • Ability to work in a self-directed fashion (required).

  • Ability to work well as a team-member in a diverse environment (required).

  • Ability to use common office equipment (required).

  • Knowledge of Windows operating system and file and folder structure (required).

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat software (required)

  • Ability to read and understand various types of tables and graphical information (required)

Position experience and/or educational requirements

  • 2-4 years as a Lineman, Safety Coordinator, Safety Technician in utility processes. REQUIRED

Physical requirements of the position and the work environment

  • Able to lift 40 lb. file boxes from the floor and carry them up to 50 ft.

  • Able to open and close file cabinets.

  • Able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to climb stairs and fixed ladders.

  • Ability to work for short periods in temperature extremes.

  • Ability to work in noisy, dusty environments, or in environments where toxic substances are present, while wearing personal protective equipment.

  • Ability to wear fire resistant clothing and/or chemical protective clothing during a work shift.

  • Ability to work overtime and/or night shifts.

  • Overnight travel required.

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